covid 19 / Philippines

DOH intensifies strategy vs Deltacron variant

By Lade Jean Kabagani  SAFE DISTANCE. Workers queue for Covid-19 vaccines at the Teleperformance Center Ayala in Makati City on March 8, 2022. The event preceded the fourth national vaccination days on March 10 to 12 and underscored the government’s drive to provide protection to front-liners and hasten the country’s economic recovery. (PNA photo by Jess M. … Continue reading

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covid 19 / Philippines

Philippines ready to fight ‘Deltacron’ variant

By Lade Jean Kabagani  MANILA – The Philippines will always be ready for the emergence of any variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday warned that the recombinant virus of the Delta-Omicron variants may spread after it was identified in several regions in France. Viral genomes with a similar … Continue reading

Protecting the health-care system from Omicron peak
Alberta / covid 19

Protecting the health-care system from Omicron peak

News ReleaseProtecting the health-care system from Omicron peak Alberta is taking immediate actions to protect Albertans and health-care system capacity as hospitalizations from COVID-19 rise. COVID-19 hospitalizations have surpassed any other time in the pandemic. Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services (AHS) are building bed capacity, implementing community responses and maximizing the workforce as part … Continue reading

Alberta changing eligibility for PCR tests; NDP Health Critic says ‘Albertans cannot trust the UCP as they continue to dodge their responsibility, and refuse to be forthcoming with critical public health information’
Alberta / covid 19

Alberta changing eligibility for PCR tests; NDP Health Critic says ‘Albertans cannot trust the UCP as they continue to dodge their responsibility, and refuse to be forthcoming with critical public health information’

News ReleaseChanges to COVID-19 testing eligibility Due to rising demand for PCR tests, Alberta is changing the eligibility for these tests to focus on those who most need them. Daily PCR testing volumes are beginning to exceed system capacity. Wait times for booking a PCR test are now approaching four days and turnaround time for … Continue reading

Early Childhood Services to Grade 12 students will return to classrooms on Jan. 10 in Alberta
Alberta

Early Childhood Services to Grade 12 students will return to classrooms on Jan. 10 in Alberta

News Release Students returning to in-person learning Jan. 10 To support their overall well-being, Early Childhood Services to Grade 12 students will return to classrooms on Jan. 10 with measures in place to continue learning safely. A new tool to address learning disruption for grades 4-9 students is also being introduced. Students will return to … Continue reading

City of Edmonton services remain top priority as Omicron cases climb
Edmonton

City of Edmonton services remain top priority as Omicron cases climb

Public Service Announcement City services remain top priority as Omicron cases climb Like other Edmonton employers, the City of Edmonton is concerned about the potential impact that the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19 will have on City employees and all Edmontonians. Due to increasing COVID-19 cases across City departments, minor adjustments are being considered … Continue reading

Alberta expands boosters, launches booster shot campaign
Alberta / covid 19

Alberta expands boosters, launches booster shot campaign

News Release Alberta expands boosters, launches booster shot campaign Alberta is opening COVID-19 vaccine boosters to all Albertans aged 18 and older while launching an ambitious booster shot campaign to protect Albertans from the rapidly spreading Omicron variant. Starting immediately, all Albertans aged 18 and older who received their second COVID-19 vaccine at least five … Continue reading

Ontario Further Strengthening Response to Omicron; Additional measures to slow the spread as province accelerates booster dose rollout
covid 19 / Ontario News

Ontario Further Strengthening Response to Omicron; Additional measures to slow the spread as province accelerates booster dose rollout

NEWS RELEASE Ontario Further Strengthening Response to Omicron Additional measures to slow the spread as province accelerates booster dose rollout TORONTO — In response to the rapidly-spreading and highly transmissible Omicron variant, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is applying additional public health and workplace safety measures, including capacity … Continue reading